Ice painting activity
A good one to do on a hot summer’s day – these ice paints are just about as messy as it gets. But also cooling, fun and colourful to play with! Definitely a job for old-clothing.
What you need:
- Ice cube tray
- Food colouring
- A skewer
Number of players:
Step 1: Fill the ice cube tray with water.
Step 2: Drop two drops of colouring into each cube.
Step 3: Use the skewer to stir the colour into the water so it blends properly.
Step 4: Start mixing colours to fill up the rest of the trays – use one drop of each colour (one red and one yellow for orange etc). The more colouring you put in, the richer the colour.
Step 5: Freeze overnight.
Step 6: Place ice into a bowl and let the kids paint! Keep another bowl of warm, soapy water and a towel nearby so the kids can clean (and warm!) their hands.
This craft was created by Belinda Graham, who blogs at The Happy Home Blog.